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Obama proposes new gun rules for mentally ill

Jan 04, 2014 - 8:42 AM

The US president proposes two new federal gun control rules after a series of high profile shootings

LIFE-SAVING INFORMATION. US President Barack Obama wants more information about the mentally ill to reach databases as part of a gun control measure that hopes to save lives. Photo from the White House

US releases chilling Newtown massacre documents

Dec 28, 2013 - 8:45 AM

Disturbing details about last year s mass shooting surface

Gun control supporters take part in a candlelight vigil at Lafayette Square across from the White House on December 15, 2012 in Washington. Twenty-seven people, including the shooter, were killed on December 14 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN

No motive found in Newtown shooting: US investigators

Nov 26, 2013 - 7:07 AM

The report from Connecticut state attorney Stephen Sedensky said Lanza acted alone but could not conclude why he murdered 20 children and six adults in less than 11 minutes

CLOSED. The road leading to Sandy Hook Elementary School is closed on the six-month anniversary of the mass shooting that took the lives of 26 victims in Newtown, Connecticut, USA, 14 June 2013. EPA/PPeter Foley

Newtown shooter owned large arsenal

Mar 28, 2013 - 10:49 PM

Detectives searching the Newtown school shooter s house found that he and his mother kept a startlingly large arsenal of rifles pistols and other weapons including swords

IN REMEMBRANCE. Candles are lit among mementos at a memorial for victims of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, on December 17, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. The first two funerals for victims of the shooting were held today. Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP

US lawmakers invite gun victims to Obama speech

Feb 12, 2013 - 7:36 PM

First Lady Michelle Obama will help lead the way with aides confirming that the parents of Chicago shooting victim Hadiya Pendleton will join her for the speech

US President Barack Obama delivering the 2012 State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington DC, January 24, 2012. Photo courtesy of the White House.

Obama unveils sweeping gun violence proposals

Jan 17, 2013 - 1:43 AM

UPDATED Congress must act Congress must act soon Obama said

US President Barack Obama speaks on proposals to reduce gun violence as Vice President Joe Biden watches on January 16, 2013 in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, next to the White House in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel Ngan

Tarantino: Linking Hollywood films to Newtown disrespectful

Jan 05, 2013 - 1:51 PM

Tarantino lashes back at critics who dragged his movie into the debate on gun control in the US

Obama says Newtown shooting worst day as president

Dec 31, 2012 - 12:01 AM

The question becomes whether we are actually shook up enough by what happened here that it does not just become another one of these routine episodes where it gets a lot of attention and then it drifts away

US President Barack Obama speaks during an interview with NBC News' David Gregory aired December 30, 2012. Frame grab courtesy NBC News

US gun lobby 'shocked, saddened' by shooting

Dec 19, 2012 - 8:18 AM

The top US gun lobby broke its silence Tuesday December 18 about last week s school massacre saying it was shocked by the deaths and vowing to help ensure such a tragedy would not be repeated

Newtown buries school massacre dead

Dec 18, 2012 - 7:45 AM

Funerals were held Monday December 17 for two six year old boys as America began to say farewell to the 20 children slain in the Newtown school shooting

IN REMEMBRANCE. Candles are lit among mementos at a memorial for victims of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, on December 17, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. The first two funerals for victims of the shooting were held today. Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP

Obama: 'These tragedies must end'

Dec 17, 2012 - 11:13 AM

We can t tolerate this anymore These tragedies must end and to end them we must change Obama said

MOURNING. US President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks during a memorial service for the victims and relatives of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on December 16, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN

Obama to join vigils for Connecticut school massacre

Dec 16, 2012 - 2:22 PM

US President Barack Obama was due in Newtown on Sunday December 16 to join in vigils for the 20 small children and seven adults slaughtered by a young gunman

Gunman used rifle to fire multiple shots at kids

Dec 16, 2012 - 8:23 AM

The US school gunman used an assault rifle to pump his mostly six and seven year old victims with multiple bullets authorities said Saturday December 15 as details of the horrific spree became clearer

Gun control supporters take part in a candlelight vigil at Lafayette Square across from the White House on December 15, 2012 in Washington. Twenty-seven people, including the shooter, were killed on December 14 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN